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A Walnut Tree, UK Premiere
Fri 2 December 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Due to ongoing clashes between the Pakistani military and various insurgent Taliban groups in Northern Pakistan, Baba, a Pashtun poet and former teacher has been internally displaced to the Jalozai refugee camp together with his son’s family. While the latter is trying to eke out a living, the old man finds his life in the camp meaningless, and increasingly unhappy, he insists on going home. Pakistani director Ammar Aziz, whose grandmother could not forget her life in India after migrating to Pakistan as a result of the Partition, has created a moving documentary about what it means to be uprooted.
Pakistan 2015, colour, 81 mins. With English subtitles.
Directed by Ammar Aziz.
The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the director Ammar Aziz via Skype.